This first-ever collection of photographs from one of today's most talented and versatile image makers represents a quarter of a century's worth of photographic exploration. "Watson stands in a small elite group of photographers who are constantly and internationally sought after."--American Photographer. 235 duotone photos; 5 gatefolds.
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Style is substance in Watson's photography--the style of fashion, faux crime, hypersex, and celebrity. There is a slightly jagged edge to his take on the world, but it is an edge safely dulled by a carefully cultivated aestheticism that makes the pictures go down easy. That said, Watson is undeniably a powerful magazine photographer whose darkly beautiful images (reproduced herein by Agfa's new CristalRaser technology) glisten with seductively described surfaces. His subjects range from travel photos of Marrakesh to celebrity portraits to fashion fiction (in a lengthy "Malcolm X Fashion Story"). Interspersed--and perhaps constituting the book's central thread--are strange object-portraits of Moroccan fetishes and other, more contemporary fetish objects. The crazy quilt of typefaces used for the captions and mercifully short text might be seen as avant-garde, or more cynically as the computer work of a designer with multiple personality disorder--as style as substance, in any case. Gretchen Garner
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Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110821221418
Book Description Bulfinch Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0821221418 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1353301
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0821221418
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0821221418
Book Description Callaway Editions, Inc. and Bullfinch Press, Boston, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Boldly signed and dated "New York City 2004" in black marker on the title page by Watson. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards, with matching dust jacket. Photographs and text by Albert Watson. Introduction by James Truman. Visual Essay by Jeff Koons. Includes an extensively detailed colophon page. Designed by David Carson. Unpaginated, with 5 two-page gatefolds and 246 quadtone illustrations beautifully printed on 100-lb. Lustro Dull Text paper under the supervision of Richard Benson (who performed the separations) and Thomas Palmer. 14-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches.[Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).]. New in New dust jacket (a scarce signed Mint copy). From the publisher: "Broodingly powerful, intensely emotional, seductively erotic, and always dramatic, this collection of truly extraordinary images, published here in book form for the first time, bears witness to the quarter-century-long career of [Albert Watson]. Though blind in one eye since birth, Albert Watson is the invisible force behind many of the most iconic images of our age and is best known for his unique and hugely successful work in advertising and fashion.Richard Benson, the world's foremost authority on techniques of photographic, photo-mechanical, and digital reproduction of fine imagery, has applied his unmatched skill to create pages that are faithful to the original silver and platinum prints." Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 102137